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  • Funk Diva Kelis Gets "Bossy" on New Album

    Funk Diva Kelis Gets "Bossy" on New Album | ARTICLE

    Eclectic R&B singer Kelis -- known for proudly professing her rage on 1999's "Caught Out There" ("I hate you so much right now!") and boasting about her, um, "milkshake" on 2003's Tasty -- is plotting her return...

    May 18, 2006 6:11 PM ET
  • Ne-Yo Releases His "Own Words"

    Ne-Yo Releases His "Own Words" | ARTICLE

    After writing songs for artists like Mario, Chris Brown and Christina Milian, R&B prodigy Ne-Yo is stepping out on his own with this week's release of In My Own Words (Def Jam). And he's off to a...

    February 28, 2006 12:20 PM ET
  • Stipe, Bright Eyes Unite for Peace

    Stipe, Bright Eyes Unite for Peace | ARTICLE

    R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Public Enemy frontman Chuck D and Rufus Wainwright will join peace activist Cindy Sheehan for the Bring 'Em Home concert. The event, which will benefit the Iraq Veterans Against the War...

    February 22, 2006 1:16 PM ET
  • Busta Rhymes Bodyguard Killed

    Busta Rhymes Bodyguard Killed | ARTICLE

    A longtime bodyguard for Busta Rhymes was shot and killed early Sunday morning in Brooklyn, during the video shoot for the rapper's "Touch It (the Remix)" -- a song off Rhymes' new album, The Big Bang, due...

    February 6, 2006 11:03 AM ET
  • Randy Jackson Feels "Idol"

    Randy Jackson Feels "Idol" | ARTICLE

    With Fox's American Idol's fifth season already proving to be the most successful, it's no wonder record producer and Idol judge Randy Jackson sees no end to what he calls "the best talent show ever." And with the U.S....

    February 3, 2006 2:11 PM ET
  • Simon, Hancock School Berklee

    Simon, Hancock School Berklee | ARTICLE

    To present the full range of famed musicians with associations to the Berklee College of Music would require a weeklong festival. Instead, the world-renowned school for contemporary music settled for one stellar night — Saturday at Boston's...

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Pink Gets Political on 'I'm Not Dead'

    Pink Gets Political on 'I'm Not Dead' | ARTICLE

    After scoring the biggest hit of her career with "Trouble," off 2003's Try This, Pink decided to hibernate for a while. "I took time off, which I'd never done before," she says. The result? About forty potential songs...

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • DMX Comes Out of Retirement

    DMX Comes Out of Retirement | ARTICLE

    Never-a-dull-moment rap star DMX has come out of his brief retirement to reunite with Sony Urban Music/Columbia Records — where his career began in 1992 — for his sixth studio album, Here We Go Again, due this...

    January 13, 2006 3:16 PM ET
  • Mary J. Blige Hits Career High

    Mary J. Blige Hits Career High | ARTICLE

    R&B sensation Mary J. Blige ended 2005 with the release of her seventh album, The Breakthrough, truly breaking through on the charts, debuting at Number One with a massive 727,000 copies sold -- nearly three times her...

    January 3, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • CBGB to Close Next Year

    CBGB to Close Next Year | ARTICLE

    New York's legendary music venue CBGB will remain at its current East Village location for one more year after reaching an agreement with its landlords on Wednesday. The punk rock club -- known for launching the careers...

    December 8, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Cam'ron Shot in D.C.

    Cam'ron Shot in D.C. | ARTICLE

    Cam'ron was shot in both arms at approximately 2 a.m. on Sunday in Washington, D.C., during a failed carjacking. The Harlem rapper and Diplomat Records CEO was driving away from the popular D.C. waterfront nightclub H2O in...

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Twista Loves the Ladies

    Twista Loves the Ladies | ARTICLE

    After a hard-earned 2004 breakthough, Twista returns with his latest effort, The Day After, today. And with a success under his belt, the rapper known for his fast and fierce flow is taking it slow and soft....

    October 4, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Sean Paul Burns It Up

    Sean Paul Burns It Up | ARTICLE

    Sean Paul isn't going anywhere. So he claims on his new album, The Trinity. The dancehall superstar -- who captured American's attention in a big way with his double-platinum, Grammy-winning 2002 album Dutty Rock -- is sick...

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Johnny Cash Comes to Broadway

    Johnny Cash Comes to Broadway | ARTICLE

    Just as the life of Johnny Cash is about to hit the big screen courtesy of the Hollywood biopic Walk the Line, starring Joaquin Phoenix, comes the announcement that Ring of Fire, a Broadway musical based on...

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Blackalicious Get Crafty

    Blackalicious Get Crafty | ARTICLE

    Blackalicious, the Northern California duo of rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel, return with their fifth album, The Craft, today. The pair see the work as a culmination of their nearly two-decade career as one...

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Beanie Sigel Acquitted

    Beanie Sigel Acquitted | ARTICLE

    Beanie Sigel was acquitted of attempted murder today in a Philadelphia courtroom. The rapper was facing a retrial for allegedly shooting a man two years ago outside a strip club on a crowded Philadelphia street. The three-day...

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Mariah Carey Leads AMA Nominees

    Mariah Carey Leads AMA Nominees | ARTICLE

    Mariah Carey received four nominations for the American Music Awards, leading the list of nominees announced today in Beverly Hills. Categories range from pop/rock to country to R&B to Latin. The singer is up for Favorite Female Artist...

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Spin Doctors Are Talking

    Spin Doctors Are Talking | ARTICLE

    The Spin Doctors release their first studio album in eleven years, Nice Talking to Me, on Tuesday. The album, which was a three-year project, puts the New York band back on the scene after frontman Chris Barron...

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Michael Jackson Pens Charity Song

    Michael Jackson Pens Charity Song | ARTICLE

    Michael Jackson has composed a song for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. According to his spokeswoman, the pop star -- who co-wrote "We Are the World," which raised more than $60 million for African famine relief in...

    September 7, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Sheryl Crow, Lance Armstrong Engaged

    Sheryl Crow, Lance Armstrong Engaged | ARTICLE

    The seven-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong confirmed his engagement to Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow on Monday. The cyclist proposed to Crow on Wednesday, August 31st, in Sun Valley, Idaho. The couple have been dating since...

    September 6, 2005 12:00 AM ET